Encouragement


Energizing Marriage

Author Emerson Eggerichs in his book, Love and Respect, outlines three major cycles that a typical marriage faces: The Crazy Cycle, the Energizing Cycle and the Rewarding Cycle.  The Crazy Cycle is when he...


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Woman of God

Ladies, the world is in your ear. Dangerous. Your own voice is in your ear. Regularly dangerous. This image represents God’s voice in your ear (awesome and life-giving!) versus the world’s slander. The goal...


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Fire Pit

Fire Pit

Several weekends ago, we enjoyed some time around my neighbor’s epic fire pit. When it comes to fire pits, humans all over the planet do the exact same thing … drop what they were...


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Captain Planet

Captain Planet

When I was a kid, I used to love watching Captain Planet. “Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart! … By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!” As five kid heroes combined their environment-saving powers,...


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Look for Mercies

Over and over in God’s Word, we read of the faithfulness of God. Perhaps you aren’t feeling that right now. If you’re relating, I want to encourage you to look for mercies.  I’ve learned...


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Post Sabbatical

Post Sabbatical

This picture says it all. I’m grateful for our elders at Harvest Raleigh who initiated a Sabbatical for me, Vanessa and our kids this summer. I’m grateful for our staff team who were behind...


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Sabbatical

Sabbatical

“Sabbatical.” Common word, right? Not at all. Two years ago, our elders extended to me their desire that I take and enjoy a Sabbatical – extended rest. It will be happening this summer. Three months...


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